SO YOU THINK YOU CAN…
… MAKE A PORN FILM?
U nder the Candy Stars banner, their objective is to create porn for lesbians
by lesbians, in a secure, sleaze-free and misogyny-free environment.
Before the crew got their cameras rolling, they carried out a nationwide
survey to ﬁnd out what turns us on.
Their ﬁrst offering is the aptly named Coming Together, introducing Ruby
Fox who arrives in the city, wide-eyed and innocent, and wanders into the
hedonistic and exciting world of lesbian London.
Documentary directors, The Smithee
Why the move to porn?
Why not? It’s the ﬁlm we’ve been waiting to watch
– a ﬁlm with realistic lesbian sex in it – women
making out like lesbians, not like porn stars.
We were also adamant that there should be no
sex with vegetables. We’re vegetarians – we eat
vegetables – we don’t date them!
How did you choose the actors?
We had loads of applications but managed to
whittle them down to a shortlist. The calibre of the
actors was so high we couldn’t say no to any on
the shortlist – so we created parts for them all.
We were particularly delighted by how the women
echoed our own reasons for wanting to make a
porn ﬁlm – to create realistic images of lesbians
and lesbian desire, without demeaning or belittling
the women involved.
Was it hard to give direction?
None of the cast had really acted before and we
had only one weekend to shoot the whole ﬁlm,
so we just went for it, trusting their raw talent
and the realism they would bring to the ﬁlm. That
absolutely paid off in the sex scenes, where the
desire feels authentic even down to the heavy
Did you feel embarrassed?
Not really, we could have been ﬁlming someone
eating a sarnie – it’s funny how quickly the
whole crew got used to seeing two women going
at it with a strap-on. We had to keep stopping
and starting for technical reasons, and in that
down-time you’ll all be laughing or chatting about
something quite different rather than talking dirty.
How is she different to you?
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN…
I am completely clueless when it comes to DJing
and Absinthe isn’t really my drink of choice!
Any embarrassing moments?
I got champagne up my nose! I was meant to
drink it out of the bottle but it ﬁzzed up and went
What was the most graphic scene
you had to do?
There’s a bondage scene between Dominique and
another girl where Dominique’s controlling attitude
comes through. That was a very sexy one to do.
What did you enjoy most about
Working with some really fun, lovely people
and eating copious amounts of Krispy Kreme
How do you feel about people
WRITERS: ACTRESS recognising you after the release?
Raynbo, who plays Dominique Fabulous. If you see me out and about, come
behind Coming Together, and chat.
she explains that there’s Why did you want to do the porn
more to come.
Most of the ‘lesbian’ porn that I’ve watched
What did you think about Kim Lucas and Buzzy Moitre produced
reinforces the idea that lesbians exist simply
Coming Together when they realised
when you were writing? to arouse men. I liked the idea of being involved
there wasn’t much erotica for lesbians
Some of Ruby Fox’s adventures are with a project aimed at making female-friendly
inspired by my own experience of porn and reclaiming lesbianism for women. I was
coming out onto the London scene buying porn and got into a discussion with the
in the early 90s when I was 18, sales assistant about the lack of lesbian porn that Why did you want to make a
naive, but cocky and looking for is actually aimed at lesbians! He told me about
fun in the deep end of the (lesbian) Candy Stars and I emailed my photos. There is very little authentic, satisfying lesbian
pool! I wanted to throw some porn out there. Our survey of over 5000 women,
humour into the script. It’s not a found that 82 percent agreed that there needs
serious, highbrow ﬁlm, but instead She’s a hot bitch! An arrogant, sexy DJ who likes to be more porn ﬁlms which address female
… MAKE A PORN FILM?
about being hot for someone, to get her own way and usually does... needs and are more sensitive to what really turns
discovering what turns you on... women on. Lesbians deserve more choice!
and, of course, having sex! Did you enjoy playing her?
Indeed I did! She’s a powerful character and her
Is there a message scenes were great fun to do. mainstream lesbian porn?
These are not straight girls with plastic boobs,
There’s two: The ﬁrst is that false nails and peroxide wigs pretending to get it
watching porn can be fun, on to satisfy the male stereotypical fantasy. The
entertaining, titillating and term ‘Lesbian Porn’ has been hijacked and used
essentially liberating! And the by the straight porn industry to imply girl-on-girl
second is to always be open to action, this ﬁlm is scripted by lesbians, shot by an
new experience – so go for it! all-woman crew and starring real lesbians.
Are there going to be Is there a market for lesbian porn?
more adventures for Yes, our nationwide survey indicates that there
Ruby Fox? is a huge demand. A whopping 70 per cent said
they would buy more porn if the scenes reﬂected
There’s loads more adventures
for intrepid Ruby. We’re going to
explore what happens after Ruby
Fox’s virgin voyage to the big city and Is porn important in the expression
in the lives of the lesbian ‘mufﬁa’ of sexuality?
she meets! I’m really looking forward Attitudes are changing and the emancipation of
to getting feedback on the ﬁrst ﬁlm lesbians over the last few years has resulted in
and developing future storylines more girls coming out and being expressive about
with existing and new characters. their needs, wants and desires!
Coming Together is available in two versions – the 18 Soft-Core version and the R18 Uncensored version
for £19.99 and £29.99 respectively. Available from gay retailers such as Prowler, Clone Zone, Soho Books,
www.candystars.co.uk for further details and to view trailer.
9 Ways to Win
Back Your Ex
If you’re just not getting over the girl, then here are some of our suggestions for
bringing your ex back into your life. Follow our advice and you could end up snuggled
up on the sofa with her again by the time the next series of The L-Word starts, Bette
and Tina style, that is, if you don’t get sectioned ﬁrst.
1 Beat the ne
w girlfriend at
For example, if
your ex has du her own ga 7 Try alternative therapy
bigger tits, get mpe me
your credit card d you because she met som So – the moon’s in Cancer, the wind’s blowing in the right direction, and we
While you’re at out and go get eone with swear you even look a bit like Willow in certain lights (usually when the lights
it, in som
gut you’ve deve vest in some liposuction to ge e nice double Fs, girl. in question are turned off); It’s time to get the Voodoo dollies out and cast
loped from sittin t rid of that horri
g alone in the da
rk drinking Stella ble beer some spells. Also, hypnosis works wonders on stubborn ladies who’ve
and crying. become immune to your charms. Neuro Linguistic Programming Techniques
2 Make her jealous For Use on Errant Exes could well be the best £99.99 you ever spend.
Start a rumour that you’re having a torrid affair with Catherine Zeta-Jones.
I mean, if she was stupid enough to dump someone with a personality as
8 Try the ‘best
interesting as yours, she’ll believe it, right? If you can manage to intercept “Let’s just be fri
the paperboy and doctor her copy of The Sun with some cunningly this could be to ds” was the last thing you he
Photoshopped pics, all the better. turn up unanno ur advantage. Take her liter d from her. However,
your ﬂat and ne ced for a gossip and preten ; do girls nights in,
e ed a roof over d you’ve got ki
a positive pastim matey-ness w yo
ill only buy you ur head... after all, you’re m
cked out of
3 Turn stalking intog to the roses, chocolates and boiled rabbits your bed and ou more time with
her to wow her
ates. All this
din ping her. The ropes st any love rival
If she really isn’t respon – you could try kidnap . back into
– an d she’s smaller than you juices ﬂowing – maybe. g3 Magazine
and gags will deﬁnitely sentences earned after
9 Get on your guitar
ility for any custodial
accepts no responsib and write a tune in A-Minor
act on our advice.
Write an album of pathetic songs about your break-up and get
a recording deal. Girls in bands
4 Let her know what she’s missing are hot – even the ugly
Forget about pretending you’re going to kill yourself, pretend to be dead ones. Fact.
instead! She’ll turn up at your funeral ﬁlled with remorse at the way she
treated you, and be reduced to tears by your mates’ heart-wrenching
accounts of the time you went to the pub and drank too much and threw up
on the bar! Just as the cofﬁn is about to be lowered into the grave, you can
leap out of it and into her arms. Of course, she may be a little perturbed by
the fact that her dead ex-girlfriend’s corpse has just embraced her, and the
whole thing might completely backﬁre. We don’t know. Try it and see.
5 Brainwash friends an
d family to your ad
Make friends with her
mother. Accompany her vantage
blue rinse, ply her with to bingo, compliment her
gin and tell her your sad
phone extolling your vir tale. She’ll be on the
tues to her daughter in
that she take you back no time, and demanding
as you “seem such a nic
6 Laden her with expensive gifts
Buy/steal a Mercedes for her. We’re all essentially materialistic and shallow
and we’d love anyone who gave us a big shiny car. Even someone really
desperate, who we’d just dumped for being a complete psycho.
You know it’s true.
A PASSION FOR PLEASURE
A couple of weeks ago, I did exactly that when I was invited to attend the launch party
for Passion, billed by the organisers as “an exciting new show for adventurous
adults to explore, share and indulge their passions for everything erotic”.
Well, life’s not always a bed of roses and sometimes you just have to get on with it,
so I donned my gladrags, slapped on the lippy and rode the Oyster to Chancery Lane
underground. Here, I bumped into fellow invitee Trixie Wild, author of some intensely
cathartic erotica and considered, in certain circles, to be something of a rare beauty.
Good, I had found myself a playmate for the afternoon.
Not that I needed one. From beginning to end (and, in keeping with the time-honoured
g3 tradition, I was one of the ﬁrst to arrive and the last to leave) it was quite clear that
the organisers had pulled out all the stops to ensure that my fellow guests and I would
ﬁnd the afternoon not just enjoyable and informative, but also mildly arousing.
Bar Volupté, a chi-chi neo-burlesque bar in the City, was an inspired choice for the
festivities, as were the costumes selected for the waitresses – the perfect backdrop for
ﬁnding out more about the main event. I thought I’d better do some work so, pausing
only to grab a cocktail, I decided to ﬁnd out more.
Passion hits Earl’s Court on the 24 and 25 May and promises “to challenge the ideas of
adult shows, presenting a sensual mix of art and entertainment, as well as the latest
toys, clothes and accessories, in a friendly fabulous
environment”. Of course, this could all be marketing
speak, but I doubt it. I spoke to several members
of the Passion team before I got drunk and they
really do have, yes, a passion for what they’ve
conceived. Interestingly, and remembering
that this is a pan-sexual rather than a gay
event, most of the team are women. This is
extremely good news for those of us who a)
believe that women are better than men at
everything that matters or b) think that the
sex industry has for too long been dominated
by straight men. It’s not that straight men don’t
do a good job for their market (i.e. other straight
men) but it’s good to see a little bit of balance
out there, eh sisters?
As you’d expect, retail treats abound, with
designer fetish wear, an eye-popping range
of toys and some quite gorgeous art all
on hand to boost your overdraft. I could
easily have spent a fortune myself – some
exhibitors were showcasing their wares
at the preview – so be prepared to be
tempted. But, even if you’re on a limited
budget, Passion is about more than
just driving a wedge between you
and your money. Spectacular
We all need a bit of Passion fashion shows, a burlesque
theatre and a DVD Village
in our lives, which is why I’ll are all promised, while
be dusting off my thigh-highs for those who want to
and heading off to Earl’s make a weekend of it,
Court on the 24 and, in all a Grand Ball and fetish
probability, the 25 May. party are currently in
for more information,
including ticket sales and
a list of exhibitors.
Sex Toy Test Drive
G et on board as Sindy Sin revs up her
engine for this month’s most wanted,
new vehicles for your bedroom, and blimey,
Looking for something a little
more ﬂash? The Babes team have
come up with a new model in the
do they have some horsepower on them. Specials Collection. Pull up riding
this one and you’ll deﬁnitely turn
heads. The classic shape has been
Make/Model: I’m Divine brought into modern day by the
fantastic Kaleidoscopic paintwork.
This one has a great vibrating motor, is elegant in
design and has a lovely smooth surface. Divine by Kerb Appeal: A girl racer’s
name and nature, the textured bumper at the tip treat to rip up the streets.
makes it a clit toy with a difference – and you can On the road price: £90
bump me anytime! Let the engine purr and you’ll
be buzzing to Penzance or in your pants at least. Showroom: Online at
Kerb Appeal: Great transmission
from low to high gears.
On the road price: £25
Showroom: Sh! Women’s Erotic
Emporium, 57 Hoxton Square, Make/Model:
London N1 or online at
Fun Factory Share
If you have a girl in mind, check out her bodywork
and then invite her for a ride on Fun Factory’s
dildo – it’s a two-seater experience! The dildo has
passed all manufacturing standards and exceeds
quality, with its ﬁrm but pliant silicone body. No
seat belt or harness required.
Kerb Appeal: There’s room
on this cart for two.
On the road price: £52.95
Showroom: Online at
Make/Model: Sweet Armadillo
As competition for new shapes and designs gets ﬁercer, this LOOK! NEW LUSTY
interesting looking beast has an engine that is ready to take a
right thrashing. We reached nought to multiples in just 30 GOODIES IN BRIGHTON
seconds. The mechanics can be upgraded to include a vibrator,
and those into personalised plates can get logos added or LUST!
handcrafted models as extras; pure fun comes as standard. Leather Harness from £42.95
Kerb appeal: Detailed body kit to take Buckle-up ladies! The LUST! leather strap-on
you to new places. harness is a perfect ﬁt for all women. Change
On the road price: £90 the O-ring to wear a LUST! dildo of any size
Showroom: Online at and be hard all night. Available from:
43 Gardner Street,
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Make/Model: Ultra 7 Purple Remote Egg
A quiet motor, encased in a smooth outer shell. The seven gears give the
driver extra options whilst trying to hit maximum speed. This model comes
complete with wireless remote control, which means that you can drive this
baby from some distance, whilst the passenger has the ride of her life.
Kerb appeal: Back seat drivers can have a try too.
On the road price: £26
(use promo code: G3GIGI to get free postage for a limited time)
Showroom: Online at www.necia.co.uk
POSITION April: ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?
MONTH “After a busy day at
work all I wanted to do
was to sit down and
have a breather, next
How to do it thing I know some
Brooke sits on the chair patiently, whilst naked bird starts
Daria has the difﬁcult dilemma of whether bouncing her baboon
to straddle Brooke whilst facing her, or sit bum on my lap.”
on her lap and take it from behind. After
half an hour and some tea and nibbles, BROOKE
Daria jumps on and within 30 seconds it’s
all over... phew!
Pleasure rating 3/5
Pure pleasure for one party... but numb legs
for the other! This position is not ideal for
those with bad circulation or surgical
stockings – so no humping your best mate’s
granny, not in this position anyway. DARIA
The hardest bit is ﬁnding the right chair, “She usually just lays
especially if you both have a lard arse. A there with her legs
sturdy, washable seat with no arms is ideal. wide open waiting for
If your chair is nearer to the ground, then the me to give her one; this
person on top gets added control by using the way I have a bit of ‘me’
ﬂoor as a springboard or, alternatively, if it all time.
goes pear-shaped, she can leap off in a hurry!
WHAT A Taboo
I have always been uptight about sex and I can’t orgasm
unless I am alone... not because I’m shy, but because of the WITH
way I feel about my bottom, my bodily functions and the
possibility of breaking wind in the middle of sex. My mother SINDY SIN
was very strict and all toilet duties were considered dirty in our
house. Farting was never allowed publicly. It seems silly, but I
can’t even discuss this with my girlfriend, I just feel covered in
shame. How can I learn to relax?
Yes, whoever designed the human body was obviously having
a laugh by placing the pleasure centre right next to the rubbish
chute. Sex can be full of smells, squelches and moments of
extreme vulnerability for all of us. In fact, the best sex should WITH ME
be like that... unguarded... a complete romp in the swamp. Dear Sindy,
Remember, not all farts are gas, some are just trapped air, Can you tell me if it’s
and sometimes you get trapped air in the vagina that pops normal to make love
out sounding like Donald Duck. Anal shame is a deep-seated sometimes and not
phobia: seeing a therapist can help. You must learn to accept want an orgasm?
your humanity and understand that unclenching your My partner says I have
sphincter muscle is the only way to fully relax and enjoy sex. a low sex drive and I
A couple of alcoholic drinks may help you, (not beer... the need to sort it. But it’s
bubbles cause gas). just that sometimes I
am satisﬁed without
A ‘windy’ person can lessen wind the need to come.
easily. Keep a diary of the foods you Jayne, London
have eaten. Apart from the obvious
beans, you may ﬁnd something as It could be that your
innocuous as orange juice is causing girlfriend is more
wind by acidifying the stomach. concerned with her
Before a sex session, refrain from ego at having given
these foods. Then, buy yourself you an orgasm and
some charcoal tablets from the feels insecure about
pharmacy. They stop ﬂatulence and POINTED QUESTION her prowess when you
settle the stomach. More drastically, Dear Sindy, don’t come. You need
you could buy an enema syringe, I have a girlfriend who has really long to reassure her that
available online and from stick-on nails. They really feel weird when you feel great... whilst
chemists. Give yourself she masturbates me or tries to touch me checking that there
an enema with warm inside. Now, she is refusing to take them off, isn’t any health reason
water to wash out saying: ‘That’s my diva look!’ What can I do? why you don’t have an
your bottom before Sophie, Brighton orgasm sometimes.
making love. That Stress, diet, drugs,
way you know Simple. Go to the nail bar and get some alcohol and inhibitions
you are clean. yourself then make love to her vigorously can all be a cause of
Lastly, put a little and see how she likes it. If she does like dysfunction. But, if you
perfumed oil it, you then have two choices: Continue are truly content with
around your anus. scratching each other to death or leave her. fewer orgasms than
You should tell your It’s unhygienic and frankly, selﬁsh of her to her, she must accept
partner, as she expect you to put up with something affecting that. To pressure you is
may dislike the your intimacy simply on a fashion whim. to add needless angst.
taste if she goes
down on you. In
fact, let it be part
of your foreplay
that she oils you
there gently. This
fear and stop you
feeling that bowel
even the Queen
shits... and hers
doesn’t smell like